Connecting the World of Liver Transplantation was the motto of the 2021 ILTS Virtual Congress of ILTS, ELITA and LICAGE, reflecting our commitment to bringing together our multidisciplinary community to learn and share together. It covered all aspects of liver transplantation and is the place to be for hepatologists, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, critical care specialists, oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, and researchers.

By transforming to a digital format the ILTS 2021 Virtual congress allowed more than 1,100 liver transplantation experts from 66 countries to participate. As an ILTS member you can access all on-demand sessions at


Scientific Program Overview

Take a look at the session of ILTS 2021!

Core Topics


    • Liver Transplant Oncology
    • DCD, Preservation and Machine Perfusion
    • Infectious Diseases and a Liver Transplantation
    • Cardiovascular Topics in Liver Transplantation
    • Liver Transplant Immunology
    • Precision Medicine and Biomarkers in Liver Transplantation
    • Living Donor Transplantation: Beyond Surgery
    • HBV and Liver Transplantation
      • Anesthesia/Critical Care – pre-op / intra-op / post-op
      • Acute Chronic Liver Failure
      • The Digital Liver Transplant Patient
      • Diagnostics and Therapeutic Interventions
      • Liver Transplantation for Pediatric Metabolic Liver Diseases
      • Pathology
      • Microsurgery
      • 1100+ healthcare professionals from 67 countries
      • 4 days of scientific exchange
      • 60 Scientific sessions
      • 700 Abstracts
      • 150 Oral Presentations
      • 540 ePosters
      • Workshops, clinical cases
      • Meet the Expert Sessions
      • Industry-sponsored sessions
      • Virtual Exhibition

Key Speaker

Marina Berenguer

Consultant Hepatologist at La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, Spain

Annabel Blasi

Anesthesiologist at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Patrizia Burra

Head Multivisceral Transplant Unit-Gastroenterology at the Padova University Hospital, Italy

Francois Durand

Head of the Hepatology Department & Liver Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Beaujon, Clichy and Professor of Hepatology at University Paris VII Diderot, Paris, France

Nancy Kwan Man

Professor of Department of Surgery, LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, Director of Clinical and Translational Research Laboratory and of Laboratory for Liver Transplantation and Liver Cancer

Valeria Mas

Chief of the Surgical Sciences Division at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

Elizabeth A. Pomfret

Chief, Transplant Surgery and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital Aurora, CO, USA

Mohamed Rela

Chairman and Managing Director of the Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Center Chennai, Chennai, India. Consultant surgeon and Professor of Liver surgery at King’s College Hospital, London

Nazia Selzner

Transplant Hepatologist and Medical Director of Live Donor Liver Transplantation at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Yaman Tokat

Professor in General Surgery at the Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey



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